|The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1 - Archibald Forbes|
LibriVox recording of The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1, by Archibald Forbes. Read by Phil Griffiths. The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked one of the worst setbacks inflicted on British power in the region after the consolidation of British Ra...
Keywords: history; war; Afghanistan; Britain; The Great Game; librivox
|Indian Frontier Policy, an Historical Sketch - General Sir John Adye|
Librivox recording of Indian Frontier Policy, an Historical Sketch, by General Sir John Adye. Read by David Barnes "The subject of our policy on the North-West frontier of India is one of great importance, as affecting the general welfare of our Eastern Empire, and is specially interesting at the present time, when military operations on a considerable scale are being conducted against a combination of the independent tribes along the frontier...
Keywords: librivox; non-fiction; history; india; empire; afghan; great game
|An EIR Report on London's Great Game - Executive Intelligence Review Magazine, various authors|
This is an excellent report on London's great game and how it is played today. Also, for those fans of Marx, there is some enlightening information here on how he was a stooge of Lord Palmerston.
Keywords: Great Game; British Crown; House of Windsor; Karl Marx; David Urquhart; Lord Palmerston; Caucasus; Darwin; Russian Revolution
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|Purple Programme EDIT 29 Oct 09 - Nick Skeens|
In this programme, we talk about why the Irish aren't allowed fireworks, why it's a mug's game in Afghanistan, how the BBC has tried to improve nursery rhymes, the real local history of Humpty Dumpty, Michael Moorecock, Berlesconi, the Hadron Collider, The Indonesian Meteor - as big as an A Bomb, global warming, bankers, bonuses and education. The Purple Programme, presented by Nick Skeens, Cocker Freeman and Laurence Porter, is a topical radio show that takes a wry look at international, nation...
Keywords: Purple Programme; Nick Skeens; Cocker Freeman; Laurence Porter; David Hughes; Saint FM; Burnham-on-Crouch; UK; humour; current affairs; community radio; Royal Mail strike; Afghanistan; Taliban; Italian forces; Obama; Alexander the Great; the Great Game; Garrison FM; The Soldiers; Nursery Rhymes; Humpty Dumpty; Colchester Castle; Michael Moorcock; The Deep Fix; David Hughes; Berlesconi; smoking; secular funerals; Higg's Boson; Cerne; Hadron Collider; solar flares; Indonesia; Meteor; bankers; bonus culture; punishment; global warming; ice caps; Cocker's Law; RNLI; education; bus in the swots